Melissa Tagg: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway) Many Sparrows by Lori Benton (with giveaway) Kara Isaac: The Writer & Her Book (with giveaway) Coming in early 2018 from Bethany House

Mary Magdalene by Angela Hunt

4 1/2 stars

The release of Angela Hunt’s latest Biblical novel, Magdalene, is more than timely as the allegations concerning Miryam (Mary) Magdalene’s relationship to Jesus as proposed by Dan Brown’s, The DaVinci Code has confused and misirected many people. Angela Hunt has previously authored some exceptional novels surrounding the Biblical accounts of Joseph and his brothers and with Magdalene she has again triumphed by bringing Mary’s story to life with thorough research and sensitive extrapolation.

The opening chapter finds Miryam in Rome, preparing to tell her life story to her judge, Flavius Gemellus, a requirement imposed on all …

Allah’s Fire by Chuck Holton and Gayle Roper

4 stars

ALLAH’S FIRE transports you to Panama City, Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, and Beirut, Lebanon – all in the first three chapters! This military suspense novel has something for everyone. Non-fiction author and first time novelist, Chuck Holton teams with prolific author, Gayle Roper to write an enthralling story of an Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit (headed by Master Sergeant John Cooper) which travels the globe defusing explosives used in warfare.
In the first of a three-book series, John Cooper’s EOD team is sent to Beirut after tragedy strikes their unit in the form of an unknown

Chateau of Echoes by Siri Mitchell

5 stars

Siri Mitchell’s character driven book tantalises the senses and challenges the mind with a beautiful portrayal of a women given a second chance at life and love in the picturesque north of France.

Frederique Farmer finds herself suddenly widowed while residing in Paris and in a desperate attempt to reinvent herself buys Chateau de Kertanuan, a fifteenth century castle in Brittany, which she painstakingly restores. She establishes an exclusive Bed and Breakfast, revelling in her newfound mastery as a cook of french cuisine and reclusive lifestyle. During the restoration process Freddie discovers a medieval chest containing journals …

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Interview with Charles Martin – 13th Oct, 2006

charles_martin_printOn 13th October, 2006, my book club interviewed Charles Martin, author of The Dead Don’t Dance , Wrapped in Rain , When Crickets Cry, Maggie and Chasing Fireflies (releasing in 2007) We had reviewed When Crickets Cry and then spoke to him via conference call. Here is a transcript of that interview which was fun and informative. Thanks again Charles!

CM: Hello, this is Charles

Rel: Hi Charles, Rel from Australia here. How are you doing?

CM: I’m good, how are you?

Rel: We’re well, thanks. Had a good chat about your book.

CM: Oh, yeah?

Rel: Yeah.

Relz Book Reviews

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Allah’s Fire by Chuck Holton and Gayle Roper

A Seahorse in the Thames by Susan Meissner

Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Castles in the Sand by Sally John

Chateau of Echoes by Siri Mitchell

Coldwater Revival by Nancy Jo Jenkins

Deliver Us From Evelyn by Chris Well

Even Now by Karen Kingsbury

Freefall by Kristin Heitzmann

Magdalene by Angela Hunt

Maggie by Charles Martin

One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Paid in Blood by Mel Odom

Paper Moon by Linda Windsor

Possibilities by Debra White Smith

Reconstructing Natalie